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Chapter 116B: Escheats and Abandoned Property.

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Article 1 - Escheats. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-1 116B-1. Escheats to Escheat Fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-2 116B-2. Unclaimed real and personal property escheats to the Escheat Fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-3 116B-3. Unclaimed personalty on settlements of decedents' estates to the Escheat Fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-4 116B-4. Claim for escheated property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-5 116B-5. Escheat Fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-6 116B-6. Administration of Escheat Fund; Escheat Account.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-7 116B-7. Distribution of fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-8 116B-8. Employment of persons with specialized skills or knowledge.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-9 116B-9. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Abandoned Property. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-10 through 116B-26 116B-10 through 116B-26. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 2, effective January 1, 2000.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Administration of Abandoned Property. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-27 116B-27: Recodified as 116B-5 by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(b).[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-28 through 116B-35 116B-28 through 116B-35. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(a), effective January 1, 2000.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-36 116B-36: Recodified as 116B-6 by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(b).[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-37 116B-37: Recodified as 116B-7 by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(b).[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-38 through 116B-46 116B-38 through 116B-46. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(a), effective January 1, 2000.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-47 116B-47: Recodified as 116B-8 by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(b).[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-48 through 116B-49 116B-48 through 116B-49. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(a), effective January 1, 2000.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-50 116B-50. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - North Carolina Unclaimed Property Act. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-51 116B-51. Short title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-52 116B-52. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-53 116B-53. Presumptions of abandonment.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-54 116B-54. Exclusion for forfeited reservation deposits, certain gift certificates or electronic gift cards, prepaid calling cards, certain manufactured home buyer deposits, certain credit balances, unclaimed lottery prizes, and certain merchandise credits.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-54.1 116B-54.1. Unclaimed United States savings bonds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-55 116B-55. Contents of safe deposit box or other safekeeping depository.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-56 116B-56. Rules for taking custody.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-57 116B-57. Dormancy charge; other lawful charges.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-58 116B-58. Burden of proof as to property evidenced by record of check or draft.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-59 116B-59. Notice by holders to apparent owners.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-60 116B-60. Report of abandoned property; certification by holders with tax return.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-61 116B-61. Payment or delivery of abandoned property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-62 116B-62. Preparation of list of owners by Treasurer.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-63 116B-63. Custody by State; recovery by holder; defense of holder.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-64 116B-64. Income or gain accruing after payment or delivery.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-65 116B-65. Public sale of abandoned property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-66 116B-66. Claim of another state to recover property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-67 116B-67. Claim for property paid or delivered to the Treasurer.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-68 116B-68. Action to establish claim.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-69 116B-69. Election to take payment or delivery.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-70 116B-70. Property of historical significance.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-71 116B-71. Periods of limitation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-72 116B-72. Requests for reports and examination of records.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-73 116B-73. Retention of records.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-74 116B-74. Discretionary precompliance review.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-75 116B-75. Enforcement.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-76 116B-76. Interstate agreements and cooperation; joint and reciprocal actions with other states.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-77 116B-77. Interest and penalties; waiver.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-78 116B-78. Agreement to locate property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-79 116B-79. Transitional provisions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 116B-80 116B-80. Rules.[HTML] [RTF]